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Complete Home Filtration named ‘Start Up Business of the Year’ at RISE Business Awards

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The Awards keep flowing for Complete Home Filtration

Complete Home Filtration’s Founder & Managing Director, Suzanne Dodds and her dedicated team have been recognized as one of Australia’s most emerging business’s by taking home the “Start Up Business of the Year” Award at the inaugural RISE Business Awards hosted by Business News.

This recent Award adds to the impressive accolades for Suzanne Dodds & the Complete Home Filtration Team after collecting both the ‘Start Up of the Year’ & ‘Business Innovator of the Year’ at the 2019 Wanneroo Business Association Awards held in November 2019,  while Suzanne herself took out the top award at WITWA Tech+ [20] being named First Among Equals in 2019.

The ability to adapt to the tough & ever changing business environment in 2020. Specifically the successful pivot in marketing strategy from Direct to more of a Digital focus in combination with significant growth in both revenue & staff , along with the ambitious & successful expansion into new markets on the east coast, were the key factors that saw Complete Home Filtration being awarded ‘Start-Up Business of the Year ‘.

RISE red carpet

The Complete Home Filtration Team at the RISE Business Awards 2020 
The RISE Business Awards were formed to celebrate Western Australian businesses and was open to all private or public organisations – large and small, old and new and the awards provided an exciting opportunity for local companies to showcase their recent achievements. and were presented at a cocktail function at the Crown Perth Grand Ballroom on Wednesday December 2nd, in front of more than 500 people.
This year, businesses’ have faced the exceptional challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government lockdowns and travel bans have taken their toll on earnings, employee safety and business operations. In a rapidly changing landscape, business has had to respond with agility and courage to ensure continuity and liquidity.  Amongst tough competition from new tech and construction companies, Suzanne Dodds took Centre Stage to collect the first of 8 awards presented on the evening, after what turned out to be a memorable announcement after a slip-up by MC for the evening & media presenter Tracey Vo.
In a clip that later saw social media followers calling it a “Miss Universe” moment, Vo announced Protective Engineered Safety as the winner only to realise she had read the last name on the previous prompt card. This drew a gasp from the audience but became a point of conversation and friendly banter for all that attended, before correcting herself and announcing the rightful winner.


Suzanne Dodds collects the ‘Start-Up of the Year Award ‘at Crown Perth, Grand Ballroom
The RISE judging panel consisted of a ‘Who’s Who’ of some of Australia’s best business minds, were asked to assess business’s who have had less than three completed financial years of trading, on key criteria like their potential for business scalability & evidence of a positive or disruptive impact on an established industry using technology.  Complete Home Filtration was chosen for the first ever RISE: Start up of the Year award ahead of the other amazing business’s nominated, due to it’s strong growth in revenue, its disruptive business plan and its potential to scale.
Complete Home Filtration was also nominated for the Showcase and highly coveted award for the evening in the heavily contested ‘WA Business of the Year’ award, but was pipped at the post by integrated energy company UON. This RISE award win which came with a $10, 000 for Marketing purposes prize, tops off a remarkable year of growth for Complete Home Filtration, after just last month announcing a successful $2.4 million Series A funding round. Investor Andrew Sypkes of the Sypkes Group along with a second investment from the team at RAC WA’s venture capital arm BetterLabs will see Complete Home Filtration boost its industry presence.

This influx of capital plus the exposure and recognition from awards such as the RISE Business Start-Up of the Year will help to facilitate the further expansion of the business and keep Complete Home Filtration at the forefront of the industry.   Over the coming months, Complete Home Filtration will continue its expansion to provide better water for more Australians. After a successful 2020 spring launch into Queensland, South Australia is now penned in for early 2021, so be prepared to see the stunningly designed Complete Home Filtration unit on more and more homes all around the country.

The expansion does not stop there as 2021 will also see the completion of a highly touted PFAS product which has been developed with the support of the Department of Defense and Curtin University.

To see the full list of 2020 RISE Award Winners 2020, please click here

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